firing pin issue

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Snaz, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Snaz

    Snaz New Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    i got me a brand new p3at today and i decided to fluff and buff it some, and now i have ran into a problem with the firing pin. When you put it back in, it has a cutout, should the hammer be in that cutout or should the hammer be behind the entire pin?
  2. haugrdr

    haugrdr Well-Known Member Supporter

    Jan 4, 2008
    Daytona Beach

    Should be behind the entire pin. The cutout is for the little screw that holds the extracter, it doubles as the firing pin retaining screw. Make sure you line it up so the firing pin moves freely.

  3. Snaz

    Snaz New Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    a HA!! took me a while to figure it out, but ok its supposed to go all hte way in.. now i got it. 1 thing that does concern me also is it sounds gritty sounding when you push the pin in to make sure it can move freely, is that normal on a new gun?? or could ihave possibly not gotten all hte dirt out?
  4. sprinter1

    sprinter1 New Member

    Jan 1, 2006

    I always clean the hole with a drill bit to get any metal shavings out when ever I get a new Kel-Tec. I also use a pipe cleaner and then lubricate the hole and firing pin.